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CMS Archive Project release second volume

Second in the series of rare archival recordings from the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, NY

The Creative Music Foundation are set to release the second volume of recordings made at the Creative Music Studio workshops in Woodstock, NY, between 1973–1984. This rare set of recordings, taken from the CMS archive, follow on from the first volume released in 2014. Artists featured on the record include Don Cherry, Anthony Braxton, Marilyn Crispell, Paul Motian, Lee Konitz, Collin Walcott, Karl Berger, Baikida Carroll, Aiyb Dieng, Trilok Gurtu, Nana Vasconcelos and more. Creative Music Studio Archive Selections Vol. 2 is released as a 3-CD set and features small and large ensembles as well as world music recordings. CMF co-founder and artistic director Karl Berger says: “These recordings present a cross-section of the cross pollination that occurred regularly at CMS. We divided them up neatly for these CDs, but it was far from divided or neat at CMS! These gems show the free flow of creative energy at CMS.”

Creative Music Studio Archive Selections Vol. 2 will be released on Plant Arts Recordings on 16 October and will include full-length liner notes which cover the history of CMS and its archive project alongside photos from the CMS Archive.

You can also read the transcripts to interviews conducted with some of the artist on the compilation (including Marilyn Crispell, Lee Konitz, Steve Gorn and Frederic Rzewski) as part The Creative Music Foundations Oral History Project. According to the website, audio and video footage of the interviews will be made available pending funding.